Verizon has a new perk for new and existing customers who subscribe to its unlimited, Play More, or Get More plans. Starting on May 25, 2021, subscribers on these plans will be eligible to receive Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade free of charge, however, the length varies depending on your plan.
Subscribers to any of Verizon’s unlimited plans will be able to get six free months of Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade, while customers on the Play More or Get More plans will receive 12 months. With a subscription cost of $4.99 a month for Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade, that’s almost a $30 value for unlimited customers or nearly $60 for those on the Get More or Play More plans.
Whether you’re an Android or iOS user, both of these perks are a great value and will open you up to a world of apps free of charge, removing in-app purchases and ads. At the same time, what Google Play Pass and Apple Arcade offer differ greatly, both in the number of free apps, as well as in the type of apps that are available.
As the name suggests, Apple Arcade focuses more on gaming, offering more than 180 different titles to choose from. Games include Apple exclusives such as Grindstone, Card of Darkness, and Fantasia from the creator of Final Fantasy. There are also fan favorites like Mini Metro, Fruit Ninja Classic, Cut the Rope Remastered, and more.
Google Play Pass, on the other hand, has a much wider variety of apps and games with over 800 to choose from. Titles range from popular games such as Monument Valley, Stardew Valley, and Dead Cells to apps with in-app purchases like Accuweather.
It’s worth noting, that the Verizon Play More plan starts at $80 per month, and the Get More plan is even more at $90 per month. However, along with the extended trial to Google Play Pass or Apple Arcade, those plans also come with some additional perks. The Play More plan offers an unlimited mobile hotspot up to 15GB of 5G data, the Disney Bundle, six months of Apple Music, and 12 months of Discovery Plus.
The Get More bundle ups the ante with an unlimited hotspot with up to 30GB of 5G data, the Disney Bundle, Apple Music, and 12 months of Discovery Plus. FYI the Disney Bundle includes Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus.